Connecticut Paid Family and Medical Leave S.B. 1 AND H.B. 5003 – 2019
GLAD supports partners Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund, Planned Parenthood Connecticut, CT Working Families, and others in advocating for paid family and medical leave in Connecticut.
S.B. 1: An Act Concerning Paid Family and Medical Leave and H.B. 5003: An Act Implementing a Paid Family and Medical Leave Program would create and implement a comprehensive, statewide system of paid family and medical leave for workers who need time to care for themselves or a loved one or to welcome a child.
This legislation would promote the economic security and stability of all workers in Connecticut, including LGBTQ individuals and their loved ones.
GLAD Attorney Patience Crozier submitted testimony February 14, 2019, on GLAD’s support for the bills, their importance to the LGBTQ community, and the need to have an inclusive definition of family in Paid Family Leave programs.
On March 11, 2019, GLAD Senior Staff Attorney Patience Crozier submitted testimony regarding the Governor’s S.B. No. 881, An Act Establishing a Paid Family and Medical Leave Program, to urge the Labor and Public Employees Committee to ensure that there is an inclusive definition of family member as provided in S.B. 1 and H.B. 5003. Although GLAD supports action on this important economic justice issue, GLAD cannot support S.B. No. 881 unless it includes a fair and inclusive definition of family member which is not currently in this bill.
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